Startup Accelerator

  • Media accelerator Matter is gunning for fake news

    Media accelerator Matter is gunning for fake news

    It’s becoming harder and harder to read the news. We’ve gone around the bend from carefully balanced op-ed pieces from clearly identified special interest parties to a president whose grasp on the truth is tenuous, at best. Media accelerator Matter has thrown down the gauntlet and is challenging startups to load up their slingshots of truth and go to town. Read More

  • 500 Startups brings its ‘Distro Dojo’ program to LA for post-seed startups looking for big growth

    500 Startups brings its ‘Distro Dojo’ program to LA for post-seed startups looking for big growth

    500 Startups has been aiming to globalize its brand and work toward attracting the attention of young, cool companies outside the Bay Area echo chamber. This has taken 500’s investments into distant corners of the world, with dedicated funds and accelerators scoping out what has amounted to a prolific number of investments. Today, TechCrunch has learned that 500 Startups is launching… Read More

  • The Pros And Cons Of Accelerating Your Startup Crunch Network

    The Pros And Cons Of Accelerating Your Startup

    Startup accelerators are an excellent way for early stage startups to get up to speed quickly, identifying their best growth strategy and a reasonable plan to achieve it. The number of accelerators has dramatically increased over the past few years. At the same time, competition for participation in these accelerators has increased. But is participation in an accelerator program the best next… Read More

  • Where Vancouver’s Tech Ecosystem Goes From Here Crunch Network

    Where Vancouver’s Tech Ecosystem Goes From Here

    Compass recently published its second report on the global startup ecosystem. The report is the result of more than 200 interviews with entrepreneurs from 25 different countries, 11,000 startup surveys and insight from data partners like CrunchBase, Deloitte and Dealroom, as well as more than 60 local partners. Our CEO, Ray Walia, was also quoted; he summarized Vancouver’s strengths in… Read More

  • Three Classes In, Boost.vc Is Raising A New Fund With Plans To Incubate 100 Bitcoin Startups By 2016

    Three Classes In, Boost.vc Is Raising A New Fund With Plans To Incubate 100 Bitcoin Startups By 2016

    Adam Draper and Brayton Williams launched Boost.vc in 2012 at a time when the accelerator market was beginning to burst at the seams with new entrants — some would say it was nearing saturation. In an effort to differentiate their approach and attract quality startups amidst the growing noise in Accelerator Land, the Boost founders decided to put a premium on experimentation. For… Read More

  • HackerEarth Raises $500K To Help Startups Find Great Programmers

    HackerEarth Raises $500K To Help Startups Find Great Programmers

    HackerEarth, a Bangalore-based startup that helps other startups hire programmers through technical challenges, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from Angelprime incubator. Launched in late 2012 by former Google engineer Sachin Gupta and his IIT batch mate Vivek Prakash, HackerEarth helps India’s growth-stage startups find technical talent they so desperately need. Unlike in the… Read More

  • Microsoft Accelerator Launches New Program For Late Stage Startups In India

    Microsoft Accelerator Launches New Program For Late Stage Startups In India

    As we have been writing, startup accelerators in India’s nascent ecosystem are beginning to seek more mature, late stage companies to work with. The latest to join this trend is Microsoft Ventures, which announced its Summer 2014 batch for the Indian accelerator today. Of the 16 startups selected, six will be part of Microsoft’s new Accelerator Plus program, aimed at helping… Read More

  • Accelerators In India’s Nascent Startup Ecosystem Face A Reality Check

    Accelerators In India’s Nascent Startup Ecosystem Face A Reality Check

    Is the startup accelerator bubble ready to burst in India? That’s the question several VCs, entrepreneurs and early to late stage investors have started asking in the country’s fledgling startup ecosystem. Their concerns don’t look unfounded, especially after India’s oldest startup accelerator, The Morpheus, said it’s planning to move away from the existing model… Read More

  • Target (Yes, That Target) Wants To Launch An Accelerator In India

    Target (Yes, That Target) Wants To Launch An Accelerator In India

    Target has long looked to India to fuel its software applications and back-office projects. Now, the Minneapolis-based retailer is doubling down on the country’s tech potential. Read More